Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes

These miniature cheesecakes have a delicious chocolate Digestive biscuit crumb, and an indulgent dark chocolate layer on top, decorated with Mini Eggs!

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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This week is my birthday week! My birthday is on Friday, and I’m starting my week off with these adorable Mini Cheesecakes. I love miniature desserts, and cheesecake, so these are just perfect! It’s also Easter at the end of the month, so why not decorate these with Mini Eggs?

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I’m going to be honest now. These are actually my first successful baked cheesecakes. Not because the recipe was no good, but because my oven temperature was way off. I definitely recommend buying an oven thermometer, because not all ovens are accurate, and could be as much as 100 degrees off! Cheesecakes are one of those recipes you need the correct oven temperature to get right.

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

But here they are, the perfect mini cheesecake recipe (made with the right oven temperature)! This recipe is so quick and simple, with only a few ingredients. These can also be prepared the night before, and kept in the fridge overnight!

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yields 12

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 10 Digestive biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g, melted

For the Cheesecake

  • 2 cups cream cheese 450g, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar 112g
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping

  • 1 cup dark chocolate 175g, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 115ml
  • 36 Smarties Mini Eggs

Instructions

For the Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin cases, and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the biscuits into fine crumbs. Add the cocoa powder and melted butter, and mix until all the crumbs are moist. Press the mixture into the prepared muffin cases. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, then allow to cool whilst preparing the cheesecake.

For the Cheesecake

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin cases, and bake for 20 - 22 minutes, or until the cheesecakes are just set. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

For the Topping

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. In a microwave-proof bowl, heat the heavy cream until hot, then pour over the chocolate. Leave for 30 seconds before stirring until smooth.
  2. Spoon the melted chocolate over the cheesecakes, top with Mini Eggs, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until set.

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Mini Chocolate Easter Cheesecakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Felesha
    March 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    These are just so super cute!!! The grand kids will love them! Thanks for sharing!!

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      Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks, Felesha!

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    Christie
    March 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    These are adorable. Great tip about your oven temperature too.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks, Christie!

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    March 8, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Yum. Such a cute idea. Love each of the layers of this dessert.

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    March 8, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    What a cute way to end a nice holiday meal. Love cheesecake and in mini form even better.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks, Gloria!

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    Diana
    March 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    These mini cheesecakes are adorable!! I loved baked cheesecake, but never tried making mini cheesecakes at home. Will have to try your recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks, Diana! 🙂

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    grace
    March 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    the ganache on top really seals the deal–these are an extraordinary treat!

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    March 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Yay! Happy Birthday! These are the best for celebrating Easter and birthdays! So pretty 🙂

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      Marsha
      March 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Megan! 🙂

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    Kari
    March 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    These look so yummy! I love little cheesecakes!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    March 9, 2016 at 1:46 am

    These are the cutest little Easter cheesecakes, Marsha! I love the idea of making individual cheesecakes over a large one because they’re ready to enjoy a lot sooner (which is always a good thing!) Cheesecake with chocolate ganache is just the perfect combo too! I wish I had one right now!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 9, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Thanks, Joscelyn!

  • Reply
    kushigalu
    March 9, 2016 at 4:52 am

    They look so cute and delicious 🙂 Thank you for such a lovely share!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Happy early Birthday, Marsha!!! Woot woot – hope its a day as fabulous as these mini cheesecakes! Love these, girl! Anything mini makes me swoon and these are so perfect for Easter! Cheers!

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      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:23 am

      Thank you, Cheyanne! 🙂

  • Reply
    demeter | beaming baker
    March 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Happy Birthday, Marsha! 🙂 It’s so cool that you managed to not only figure out the right oven temperature for these baked cheesecake cups, but also create a new, super-cute Easter recipe. I’m definitely pinning these. 🙂 Happy Birthday Week!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:20 am

      Thank you, Demeter! 🙂

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    Linda @ Today She Loves
    March 10, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Whoo hoo, I’m a day early, but happy birthday! Mini desserts are hands down awesome because then you don’t feel so guilty for eating an entire slice of dessert. Your cupcake size cheesecakes are totally cute.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

      Thanks, Linda! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    March 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    These are so cute. They would definitely bring a smile to everyone’s face!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

      Thanks, Amanda!

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    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    March 10, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Happy Birthday! How nice of you to share these delicious looking mini cheesecakes with us. My daughter saw these and wants me to make them! I hear you about ovens being off and using a thermometer. I finally broke down and bought an electric/digital oven thermometer and it made all the difference. Thanks for this great recipe!

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    Muna Kenny
    March 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I missed many of your delicious recipes 🙁
    Love these cute mini cheesecakes =)

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

      Thanks, Muna! 🙂

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
    March 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Happy early birthday – I must say, your birthday week is off to a great start with these mini cheesecakes – they are gorgeous and wow – I wish my first attempt at cheesecake looked as good and delicious as these do!

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      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

      Thank you, Shashi! 🙂

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I am right on time to wish you, Marsha! Happy Birthday to you! Have a blast! And these mini Chocoalte easter cheesecake looks absolutely divine. Perfect!

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      Marsha
      March 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thank you, Anu! 🙂

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    Ashlyn // Dollop Of Yum
    March 12, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Happy birthday!! These mini cheesecakes look absolutely amazing!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Ashlyn!

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    March 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Digestives!!! Chocolate!!! Cheesecake!!! I think you just killed me. And those mini eggs on top are just the cutest, prettiest lil things. Love this.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks, AiPing!

  • Reply
    Adina
    March 13, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good time on your day! These cheesecake look amazing, I’d love one right now.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks, Adina! 🙂

  • Reply
    Johlene Orton
    March 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Happy Birthday for last Friday!! These mini cheesecakes are so stinkin cute, love them!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 14, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks, Johlene!

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    Baking a Mess
    March 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    These look like such yummy cheesecakes! Love how easter is basically an excuse for consuming lots of chocolate xx

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      Marsha
      March 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks, Hollie and Jess! Like I need an excuse, but yay for Easter! 😉

  • Reply
    Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweeter
    March 19, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Oh my gosh.. two of my favourite things. Chocolate and cheesecake. How could anyone ever say no to these?!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      March 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks, Kirsten!

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